Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps
It's time again to start planning your summer camps registration. Selecting the right summer camp and activity can be a daunting task.
Calgary offers a large variety of supervised summer camps. Some of these provide specialized activities such as performing arts, technology, science, sports, outdoor adventures, music and more. Several of these organisations are city wide while others are administered at a local community level. Summer camps can further your Childs educational or cultural development. Summer camps may allow children to step out and do things they never thought possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Visit our Calgary Summer Camps page for a detailed list of summer camp providers.
International Dark Sky Week April 22nd to 28th
The Milky Way galaxy is hidden in the glow of city lights, as are thousands of stars. As amateur astronomers, we know the universe that awaits us overhead when the skies are truly dark, but that's true only for a few of us. That's why International Dark Sky Week is so important for spreading the word beyond the amateur community and into general public discussion. Started in 2003 by amateur Jennifer Barlow when she was just 15 years old, this week of activities focuses on preserving starry nights, and now it has expanded to a worldwide effort. The International Dark Sky Association features daily themes to educate the public on the effects of light pollution and what we can do about it. The "public" that we're educating includes our children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren too. Even very young children pay more attention than we might realize to just about everything around them.
Light pollution puts animals and entire ecosystems at risk and it also has ill effects on human health. We'll all benift from seeing nature as it is and we need to stop trying to change the natural world to fit our needs. Visit the International Dark Sky web site for more information.
Alberta Bike Swap May 6th
A one day non-profit Bike Buy and Sell event. City Centre Parkade 340 – 10 Ave SW. All bike are tech-checked, and their serial numbers are recorded. Half the profit from the swaps go back to the community to fund safe cycling, the other half stays in the bank to continue funding the swaps. Alberta Bike swap Ltd. is a registered non-profit and funded out of lint-lined pockets to get more people on bikes. We’re Chris and Laura and dozens of volunteers, who believe enough in building the cycling community enough to break a sweat putting on events like this. Every bike at the swaps helps us do the right thing. Sell, buy, or donate a bike, please.
Visit the Alberta Bike Swap web site for more information.
Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup May 7th
The Pathway and River Cleanup event takes place in May each year with thousands of volunteers sharing the common goal of removing litter that accumulates along the riverbanks over the winter months.
Over 2900 volunteers, including City staff volunteers, will be donating their time at this year's event. Volunteers will cover approximately 200 km of pathway. While volunteers are picking up litter, City staff volunteer their time to collect the garbage and drive it to one of four designated dump sites. The garbage is weighed and properly disposed of by The City’s Waste and Recycling Services.
Visit the Calgary pathway and river cleanup web site for more information and registration information.
Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show May 5th to May 7th
Event will be hald at Cardel Place (Vivo). The show features almost 20,000 square feet of heaven for anyone interested in rocks, jewelry, gemstones, fossils and precious metals. Show Cases, Demonstrations, 30 dealers (many new), Silent Auction Crystals, Gemstones, Mineral & Fossil specimens, Beads and Beading supplies, Books, Equipment and Tools, Gift Items, Rough Rock and Rock Slices, Jewellery, Rings, Necklaces and Jewellery Findings, Gold Panning, Kids Area, "How to" Demonstrations.
Visit the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club web site for more information.
Victoria Day Long Weekend May 22nd
Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada.
The holiday has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date. The holiday has always been a distinctly Canadian observance. It is a statutory holiday federally, as well as in six of Canada's ten provinces and all three of its territories.
Victoria Day content provided by Wikipedia.
Children’s Wish Gala May 24th
The most wonderful Wish-granting fundraiser in Calgary returns for the Children’s Wish Gala ‘Night of Wonders’ presented by Shaw. The ‘Night of Wonders’ takes place at the Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary with cocktails at 6pm and the program beginning at 7pm. This year we will be welcoming back Mr. Dave Kelly, former host of CityTv Breakfast Television, as our master of ceremonies.
Visit the Children’s Wish web site for more information.
Calgary International Children’s Festival May 24th - 27th
The Calgary International Children’s Festival is a dynamic performing arts festival that presents critically acclaimed professional theatre, music and dance for young audiences. Since its inception in 1987, the Festival has grown to become an international leader in arts presentation with productions tailored from the very young to 16 years of age. Our success revolves around the respect we have for young people. We treat them as an audience in their own right, worthy of access to the best of professional creative talent the world has to offer.
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.
Visit the Calgary International Children’s Festival for more information.
Scotia Bank Annual Calgary Marathon May 25th - May 28th
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. There is a 50k Ultra, full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids' marathon. On August 10, 1963 nineteen men lined up at Glenmore Stadium to run the first Calgary Marathon, and what was also the first marathon ever to be run in Western Canada.
Register for the Race Weekend!. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Perennial Plant Exchange May 27th
Join us in the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre – 523 27 Ave. NW. courtyard for our annual Perennial Plant Exchange – beautifying Calgary one colourful garden at a time! Bring a perennial from your garden that you will give away and take home a perennial from another’s garden.
Visit the Calgary Perennial Plant Exchange web site for more information.
22nd Annual Festival of Quilts May 27 - May 28
The Festival of Quilts is Western Canada's largest outdoor quilt show held at Heritage Park! Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park's exhibits inside and out. It’s Heritage Park’s 50th anniversary in 2014, a very special year of celebration for the Park. Festival of Quilts is delighted to add to the festivities with some wonderful displays that will be sure to honour that milestone. We’re going to kick up our heels with the theme of Something Old, Something New. Whether you’re an avid quilter or simply enjoy viewing the beautiful work, there is quilting fun to be had all over the Park. Visit the Calgary Festival of Quilts web site for more information.
Calgary FunnyFest June 1 - 11
The FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, founded and produced by Stu Hughes, was conceived as a way to spread the Gift of Laughter by showcasing a world of hilarious comedy performers. FunnyFest is a truly original comedy celebration with every show and theme pushing the envelope with belly laughs! Everyone loves to laugh, yet we all seem too busy to take laughter seriously. So now it’s time for some serious funny with at least 6 performers per show from around the globe! FunnyFest actively promotes mental and physical well-being through a number of unique comedy offerings, delivered by some of the finest comedy minds in the world. FunnyFest will leave a memorable and successful impression with you.
FunnyFest shares the gift of laughter throughout the year with over 100 different performances. Visit the FunnyFest web site for more information.
4th Street Lilac Festival June 4th
Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching.
At the The 4th Street Lilac Festival, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for a trendy fashion; there is no shortage of things happening. Visit the Calgary Lilac Festival web site for more information.
Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis June 4th
The Walk to Fight Arthritis is The Arthritis Society’s marquee fundraising event. The Walk unites those who feel the emotional and physical pain of arthritis in communities across the country to fund a cure and improve the lives of those living with arthritis. It is one day of the year that people who live with arthritis can come together, laugh and cry with each other, and celebrate the strength and courage it takes to fight this devastating disease. The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve one simple, common goal: help the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day. Visit the Walk to Fight Arthritis web site for more information and to register.
Picnic In The Park Give A Mile. June 4th
This community event, hosted at Marda Loop Community Center, is a day about celebrating family and time with loved ones and that supports Give A Mile’s mission to provide flights that unite deserving family members with their critically sick or palliative ill loved ones.
Visit the Picnic In The Park web site for more information.
Calgary Commuter Challenge June 4th to June 10th.
Commuter Challenge is a week-long event that coincides with Canadian Environment Week. It is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces encouraging canadians to leave their cars at home and that rewards active and sustainable transportation.
If you cycle, take transit, walk, carpool, telecommute (work from home) or use other means of sustainable transportation to get to campus each day then you are ready to participate in the National Commuter Challenge. If you would like to try one of these viable options, start now in preparation and be sure to check out all the great program available to help you green your commute. Visit the Commuter Challenge web site for more information.
Walk to Cure Diabetes June 11th
Start at Stanley Park and enjoy a fun-filled family event, with entertainment and refreshments provided! The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is an annual celebration of the hope of, one day, living in a world free from insulin injections, finger pokes, and the constant threat of developing complications. It raises awareness of T1D, as well as critical funds for research to cure, better treat, and prevent the disease.
Visit the Walk to Cure Diabetes Web Site for more information and locations.
Neighbour Day Saturday, June 17
Held on the third Saturday of June, Neighbour Day is a time for Calgarians to celebrate our neighbourliness and strong community spirit by organizing community events such as front yard barbecues, garden parties, picnics, clean-ups or afternoon teas in a local park. Make Neighbour Day the day you get to know your neighbours! Share your experience with us by visiting the City of Calgary Neighbour Day web site.
Reach out to your neighbours to help plan your event. Together, determine the type of event you want to have. This could include hosting a block party, organizing a picnic at your local park or lending a helping hand to tidy up a local green space. You decide.
Fathers Day June June 18th
In Canada, Fathers Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.
Father's Day typically involves spending time with one's father or the father figures in one's life. Small family gatherings and the giving of gifts may be part of the festivities organized for Father's Day. Fathers Day contnet provided by Wikipedia.